QA Infection CLI

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Program: CC
Requestor: Critical Care QI Team

The Critical Care QI Team is monitoring Central Line Infections in the ICUs. This project is in collaboration with CCVMS which is a cross Canada ICU collaborative project.

Data Collection Instructions

For all ICU patients:

If a patient
  • develops a Complication of Central Line Infection while in your unit
  • the CLR-BSI is newly acquired on your unit and not already reported at different unit
  • there is a positive culture (no positive culture, don't code)
  • Project: QAInf
  • Item: Central Line Infection
  • date_var: date (no time) positive blood culture was sent to micro lab.

Don't use TMP as notes

Please do not enter this TMP until you have actually confirmed a DX of CLI exists. Use the Notes field on you laptop as a reminder if needed.

Patient from other ICU with Central Line and possibly CLI

If Patient already has a CLR-BSI present on admission to your unit:

  • in the admitting diagnosis field, enter Central Line Infection.
  • do not enter into Tmp project.
  • if the patient is from another ICU in the city, email the collector at that site to check if CLR_BSI was captured as a complication at that site.


Sampling /Denominator

Interro-01.gif presumably this uses Central Venous Catheter at 2300 (TISS Item)? Is this documented in a different article, such as Central Line Count? Ttenbergen 20:09, 2017 September 12 (CDT)

for which ICU do we report the CLI?

If the QA Infection CLI entry indicates a lab within 48 hours of arriving at a second (or more) ICU, it is reported for the previous ICU. If the sample is more than 48 hours after admission, or within 48 hours of discharge from an ICU to a ward, we report it for that ICU


  • Start Date: Saturday August 22, 2009
  • End Date: NONE - Continued project with the CCVSM cross Canada Collaborative--TOstryzniuk 16:53, 4 October 2010 (CDT)

CCDMB Data Integrity Checks (implemented)

See QA Infection